Philosophy of Design Education Our interaction design philosophy has emerged from the need for industrial designers to redirect their professional activities as a result of the impact of information technology. Industrial design education and practice traditionally focuses on the qualities of the three-dimensional object. The emphasis has been on object-oriented design intent on creating improved versions of existing products. Information technology demands a shift of emphasis from the traditional idea of "product-as-object" toward the notion of "product-as-event," whereby dynamic and behavioral qualities of products, services and environments are becoming increasingly important. This shift of focus demands additional elements in…
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